Upon receiving a written complaint of the presence of vectors at a scrap tire collection, storage, monocell, monofill, or recovery facility, the board of health of the health district having jurisdiction promptly shall conduct an inspection of the facility named in the complaint. If the board of health finds from the inspection that vectors are present at the facility in such numbers that the chemical treatment of the scrap tires present at the facility is necessary to protect the public health, and if the board has exhausted all means to compel the person holding a license for the facility under section 3734.81 of the Revised Code to abate the problem, the board may apply to the director of environmental protection for a grant from the scrap tire management fund created in section 3734.82 of the Revised Code to pay the board's costs of providing such treatment. The application shall be accompanied by a plan that indicates the nature of the chemical treatment that the board intends to use and the locations at the facility where the chemical treatment is to be applied and by a summary of all efforts made by the board to compel the person holding a license for the facility to abate the problem. If the director finds from the application and plan that the proposed treatment of the scrap tires stored at the facility is necessary to protect the public health and that the board will apply such treatment only to the tires stored in an outdoor location at the facility and to no other locations on the premises of the facility, the director may make a grant to the board from the fund to pay the costs to be incurred by the board for providing the proposed chemical treatment. The director shall adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code governing the awarding of such grants. Prior to submitting an application for a grant, the board of health may take formal action to suspend or revoke the facility's license under section 3734.09 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 10-29-1993 .